Graham McPhail has been at the forefront of historical performance practice in New Zealand since his return from study in Holland with Sigiswald Kuijken in 1985. In 2004, along with Helen Brinkman, he formed NZ Barok. Graham has been artistic co-director for NZ Barok and his leadership has been pivotal in the success of NZ Barok’s 18 years of concerts throughout New Zealand, radio New Zealand broadcasts, and CD recordings. Graham has taught most of New Zealand’s current generation of baroque string players, many of whom contribute to the success of NZ Barok including Miranda Hutton, Amelia Giles, and Lara Hall. Graham is a Senior Lecturer in music education at the University of Auckland, Faculty of Education and Social Work.